The Secondary MIT program has one application deadline a year: a fall deadline for admission the following spring quarter.
Students applying for financial aid still must submit their 2012-2013 FAFSA by the February 28, 2012 priority deadline.
MIT Program General Application Requirements
Resume – detailing work experience, academic experience, honors, etc.
Goal Statement – 300-500 words (1-2 ds pages)
Successful UW TEP applicants demonstrate strong knowledge of subject matter content knowledge, a passion for teaching traditionally underserved populations, and an interest in issues of social justice.
Draw upon your personal experiences and qualities to explain your interest in becoming a teacher.
Explain your views on the role of education in society and your reasons for wanting to enter the teaching profession.
Describe how your educational background and your educational experience working with youth have influenced your interest in teaching.
Indicate how your talents, skills, and experiences might contribute to the UW TEP community (may include: diverse cultural experiences, family background, extracurricular activities, accomplishments, career goals, life and work experiences, obstacles you have overcome, special talents)
Indicate why UW STEP is a good fit for your goals.
Your statement will be read by the Admissions Committee that includes university faculty and staff and school administrators, and teachers with whom you may be placed for internships.
Experience prior to application: a minimum of 40 hours of documented experience (observation and participation) with the age level you wish to teach, in a high need school, group instructional setting, within the last 5 years, in an ethnically and racially diverse community in the United States. (Classroom experience through EDUC 401, the Pipeline Program may be used.) Document your experience using the Description and Assurance of Classroom Observation form.
2 letters of recommendation from academic or professional references (must be from sources other than 40 hours).
WEST-B - Basic skills competency of all teaching candidates. Applicants must pass Reading, Writing, and Math sections. For dates, locations and to register for the WEST-B, go to www.west.nesinc.com. The September 29, 2012 West-B test will be acceptable for the October deadline. Any test taken after the deadline must be petitioned as part of the online application.
WEST-E – Content Knowledge Test. For dates, locations, sample tests and registration information for the West-E go to: http://www.west.nesinc.com/index.asp. The West-E is required before student teaching and is not required at the time of application.
ACTFL (for World Language Applicants only) - Advanced Low must be achieved on both the oral and written ACTFL exams in the target language before proceeding with full time student teaching. Registration information can be found here»
3.0 grade point average from the most recent 90 graded quarter (60 semester) credits. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded in the online application from all schools attended in the last 5 years and where a degree was earned.
A course on education of an ethnic group in the United States (minimum 2.0 grade required). Below are a sample of courses offered at the UW that fit this requirement; other courses may count so please consult with the Office of Student Services:
EDC&I 424 Multiethnic Curriculum & Instruction
EDC&I 425 Instructional Strategies for Minority Students
EDC&I 453 Teaching Bilingual/Bicultural Students
EDC&I 464 Educating Native American Youth
EDC&I 469 Teaching African-American Students and Culture
EDC&I 474 Multiethnic Studies: Content/Methods/Materials
Secondary MIT Program Coursework Prerequisites
In addition to the general application requirements, secondary applicants must complete the following:
The State of Washington requires all Secondary TEP students to have an approved endorsement in one of the academic subjects taught in Washington secondary schools. Endorsements are evaluated by academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. If fulltime student teaching in this subject is not available, students must have a subject combination in which they can complete full-time student teaching. Check the list of available endorsements.
Secondary applicants should contact the appropriate department advisor to have their coursework evaluated using the Endorsement Evaluation form. Please refer to the endorsement sheet in the MIT packet for department information and locations. Early evaluation is recommended in case additional coursework is needed.
When you are ready to apply, apply online using the Graduate School online application. Download the forms below and print out the required materials to send to the Office of Student Services.
All application materials should be mailed to:
Office of Student Services
College of Education
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3600
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College of Education, University of Washington
Box 353600 Seattle, WA 98195-3600